Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Organomegaly

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Susan Brown, Molly Varga

Introduction

  • Abnormal enlargement of organs, particularly of the abdominal cavity.
  • Cause: inflammation, neoplasia, outflow obstruction, cysts, congestion.
  • Signs: related to pathology in specific organs or effect of size of organs causing discomfort or reduced mobility.
  • Diagnosis: radiography, ultrasonography, advanced imaging (CT or preferably MRI), exploratory laparotomy.
  • Treatment: depends on cause.
  • Prognosis: depends on cause.

Presentation

  • Abdominal distention.
  • Signs related to pathology in specific organ.

Public health considerations

  • Depends on cause.

Cost considerations

  • Diagnostics and therapeutic options may incur significant costs.

Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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